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Jul 28, 2011 7:00am EDT
party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. hat doesn't mean this >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's wher
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Jul 9, 2011 12:00am EDT
, but -- [ applause ] we have a big football star on the show tonight. denver broncos quarterback tim tebow. [ cheers and applause ] good news today. the nfl players and the league restarted talks, so, that's good. there's some optimism that the nfl season may go on as scheduled this year. which is great. but in the meantime, the players are still out of work. so try so to try to help out, i've been hiring some of them here at the show. when we shoot a segment out on the street, we bring a production team in to make sure things go smoothly. and guillermo, today, you worked with terrell suggs, right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: did he do a goododob? >> i think so. >> jimmy: you think so? well, let's take a look. >> hi, it's me guillermo, i'm here for -- >> jimmy kimmel! what's up, buddy! >> we're trying to shoot. step out. >> sorry. >> okay, guillermo. let's go again. and action. >> hi, it's me guillermo, i'm here, hollywood boulevard for -- >> let's go, baby. yeah. >> i think you kill him. >> yeah, i will. >> thank you, mr. terrell. >> no problem. >> ow. >> anybody else want some? where you at? >> jimmy: a ma
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> well, redistricting will be a big topic in annapolis. there will be a public meeting this afternoon at one. a panel will submit a plan for redistricting maryland's 8th congressional district. >> that committee will submit a plan to the governor on redistricting the legislative district for state lawmakers. that plan will be submitted to the general assembly in january. >>> news time is 5:05. we deal with the snow. we do it in the winter. >> yeah. >> never in the summer. >> never. thank goodness. parts the southwest deal with a huge problem a different problem this summer. >>> now look at that. the difficulty drivers are having getting around the dust. >>> plus, firefighters have a difficult time fighting a grass fire. what officials say started the fire. we will let you know. you watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> we come back a massive dust storm blowing through arizona. look at this video that came in overnight. >> this is the phoenix area. storms have strong winds that kicked up a lot of dirt. thunderstorms drown draft cr
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Jul 19, 2011 2:35am EDT
injured. >>> another day of blazing heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york
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Jul 3, 2011 8:00am EDT
celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
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Jul 7, 2011 11:35pm EDT
, they will always find one. >> beyond a reasonable doubt is like swiss cheese. there's holes everywhere. there's big p pces missing. there's gaps. >> reporter: jennifer ford, injure numb juror number 3 in the trial, told us all the evidence prosecutors said point to guilt could have pointed another way, too. >> every expert, like, with anything, i could have been what the prosecution said, it could be the defense. if it's both, it could not be proven. >> there's a disconnect. because people outside see the trial on television. they think of it as reality telelesion. and on television, there's always a result. if this person isn't guilty, someone else is. in real life, we may never know what happened. we may end up with uncertainty. uncertainty is a very important part of the criminal justice system. >> most cases are circumstantial evidence. that's so not unusual. and nevertheless, juries, most of the time, find their way to a conviction when the circumstantial evidence adds up. in my opinion, this did. >> reporter: but for casey anthony, all that is just a moomoot argument now. what happens to her?
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Jul 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >>> big winners during the heatwave are ice cream shops. double digit increases in the business because there's no such thing as bad ice cream cones but there's signs how different it will melt. the height sugar content, the less likely it will melt faster -- the higher the sugar content, the less likely it will melt faster. is it too early for ice cream? >> no. that's what i have meteorologist orders. i put that on my facebook sometimes and the meteor gist orders a ice cream, ice cream and more ice cream. yes. it's going to be a hot one. right now, that moisture is coming in at 75. that's the dew point. so we are feeling oppressive everywhere close do 8 -- to 08 in east ofnlt it's -- 80 in easton. it is sicken outside. the -- sickening outside. the weather pattern has the heat moving into today, tomorrow and saturday. the satellite radar not picking up on a lot. we will see plenty of sunshine going throughout the day. hazy in nature but the sunshine is beating down on us. slight chance for maybe an isolated shower or thunderstorm to move in as we go into the afternoon. but the tropics
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Jul 12, 2011 11:00pm EDT
known as a hotbed for snakes. >> all right. the home run derby last night was a big hit. not on the edge, but on the deck. trying to catch a ball. we circle him. keith carmichael is in -- he is trying to catch prince fielder's home run hit when he ended up dangling about 20 feet up. he was lucky his brother and a friend were right there, strong enough to pull him back over the railing to his seat. remember last week at a rangers game he died trying to catch a ball thrown into the stands. >>> well abc 2 news is working for you tonight. imagine this, your electronic device gets stolen. >> what do you think, eh no problem, you installed that highly touted gps tracking software. >> but then what? do you go after it yourself? do you call police? what if they are too busy taking other calls. [ phone ringing. >> reporter: when business owner and working mom monica freely left her phone in the back of a cab and had no way to get in touch with her kids or clients. >> immediately i panicked. >> reporter: she activated her gps tracking app through another device and traced her phone to a nearby hot
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Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm EDT
. >> the the president said he's committed to a big deal. $4 trillion over ten years. i'm committed to it. we need some bipartisanship here. >> house speaker john boehner wants the president to lay out some specific cuts to entitlement programs. but in weeks of debate, the sticking points haven't changed. republicans oppose new taxes and democrats oppose cuts in entitlement programs. senate leaders have come up with a plan b to give the president the authority to raise the debt ceiling on his own. >>> if you're an mba graduate looking for a job, google might be the place for you. there's a list of 100 top employers. consulting firm mackenzie came in at number 2. financial institutions dropped. apple was number 3. facebook was number 7. last year's top priority was having a work/life balance. >>> let's take a look at the top stories tonight. a gas station attendant shot over the weekend is out of the hospital. a masked gunman walked into the station on saturday and opened fire. he got away with some cash. investigators think the same person tried to rob another store earlier in the evening. they are loo
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Jul 22, 2011 2:35am EDT
the belmont. forget all about those races. >> who cares about the triple crown when this weekend is the big wiener dog race. racing event in your hometown of seattle. they held some qualifiers yesterday ahead of the big showdown tomorrow. oh yeah. >> you don't mess with the weiner. the winning dog's owner gets cool prizes including a weekend away with their hot dog, you get to bring the wiener dog. what? >> i'm sorry. it's clearly friday here. have you ever owned a wiener dog, messed with a wiener dog? >> i would get a dachshund. i do like those dogs. >> she's pushing me to get one. >> little long-haired dachshunds, they're supposed to be great dogs. you lot of the westies. >> i like little dogs, i'm one of though those. i don't likekehe purse dogs but i like -- >> a little wiener. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil. my name is lacey calvert and i'm a yoga instructor. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works!
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Jul 7, 2011 2:35am EDT
that rock is there such a thing as too big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of lev
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
dramatic world cup finals, ever. japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling in stunning fashion to japan in the world cup final yesterday and we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very high bar for drama and excitement and entertainment >> debra roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her in just a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad there as they are here. >>> off the florida coast, take a look at what's forming this morning. tropical
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Jul 1, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >>> hewlett-packard is trying to make a big splash with its new touch pad tablet computer. you can find the touch pad in stores today. "usa today's" ed banks says it has too few apps, also too many glitches, but he did find real positives. >> the standout feature is web os. originally developed for the palm prix. this is a playing card metaphor where all the apps and tasks you're running appear as playing cards. when you're done you flick it off the screen. it's easy to switch among them. >> hp is deploying workers to best buy stores to demonstrate how to operate the turn pad. >>> smaller regional chains fare better than nationally known giants in "consumer reports" new ranking. mcdonald's burgers came in dead last. the survey said in and out had the best burgers, chipotle had the best mexican food. is it wrong that story made me hungry? >> mcdonald's fries, got to say. >> they're pretty good. >>> coming up next, never before seen images from the wreck of the "titanic." >> not what you'd expect to find or want to find on your next flight. a scorpion on the plane. where's samuel l. jacks
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00am EDT
♪ looking forward to your first cup morning! big day, huh? thank you. ♪ oh that mountain grown taste, ♪ ♪ just what you need ♪ for the big race. daughter: morning mom! are you excited? ♪ as you finish every mile... ♪ how rewarding are those smiles... ♪ [ cheers from the crowd ] of wakin' up... ♪ mommy, you did it! ♪ is folgers in your cup. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> it's 11 minutes after the hour and you may be trying to quit smoking with the helpch chantix but this could -- help of chantix but this could causeyou have a heart attack. one of the coauthors works for the hopkins school of medicine. they had a 72% greater chance of having a heart attack within a year. >>> parents, health leaders are making it easier to understand how to apply sunscreen. state health official say parents must get permission for the children to be given sunscreen by a staff member or camper but the new policy only requires parents to get permission for sunscreen application by a staff member. >>> research suggest a possible link between antidepressants taken and expectant moms an
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Jul 5, 2011 6:30pm EDT
actually happened to 2-year-old caylee. the little girl with the big brown eyes who loved swimming and winnie the pooh and whose tragic fate touched and enraged so many. diane? >> elizabeth, thank you. >>> and tonight, we want you to know, there will be a special one-hour edition of "nightline." terry moran and the "nightline" team will dive into many questions, including those we posed. and terry is at the center of the story in florida. >>> moving on tonight, a search is under way for the seven americans s ill missing off the coast of mexico, after their fishing boat capsized in a sudden storm. the waters there were a balmly 77 degrees so hype therm y'all was not a concern, but the sharks were, and survivors said they could feel them circling after the big boat began to roll. >> we felt it rock and we heard people screaming, yelling in spanish, of course. and we didn't know what was going on. >> reporter: so far, 19 fisherern and 16 crew have been plucked from the ocean. at least one american has already been confirmed dead. >>> and, now, our washington washdog beat. tracking sca
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Jul 25, 2011 2:05am EDT
up enough votes to pass it. also, it may just be too big for congress to deal with only a week left. tahman bradley, abc news, the white house. >> down to the wire. people are fed up. >> they should be. i mean, this is weeks and weeks of this. >> absolutely. >> this is not just some issue on capitol hill. if you have a 401(k) and we do default on august 2nd you're going to see all of us, tens of millions of usus will see an impact. this is an issue that affects everything. >> holding our breath. >>> a chicago man who is turned up in las vegas alive and well three decades after he vanished and was declared dead. he left everything and everyone behind, including his family and friends. abc's ryan owens explains h h he managed to stay under the radar. >> reporter: arthur jones was hiding in plain sight. a man with a gambling problem living in this las vegas home, working at this casino. the 72-year-old was declared dead decades ago. detectives thought he'd been murdered by the mob back in 1979. in reality, he'd sold his seat on the chicago board of trade to settle a massive gambling de
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Jul 3, 2011 9:00am EDT
, the argument has become a more big picture thing. the tea party arguing the country slipped its constitutional moorings in a wholesale way. >> i believe in the founding father's vision of a limited government. >> it's an argument that income taxes and federal reserve in government guarantee health care and government t tt keeps growing is not all that is intended by the framers of the constitution. the guys whose intellectual garb they honor at rallies, garnering in what they did. we need to go back, but who is to agree what that means? >> we need to reread the constitution and enforce the constitution. there's a little section in there that talks about life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. >> actually that's not constitution, that's declaration of independence. >> drawing on promise and shrine in our constitution, the notion that we're all created equal. >> it's a very slippery slope to cherry picking your favorite golden oldie from the founding fathers and slapping it on political speeches. democrats quote from the founding father bus act like they were omnipotent. >> in paintings, they we
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Jul 6, 2011 7:00am EDT
as the crime scene becomes an overnight shrine to caylee. >> this morning, all the big exclusives, reaction from casey's parents, a juror gives us his extraordinary theory and the womoman who made this case r personal mission, casey anthony's biggest critic comes out swinging. >> the devil is dancing tonight. >> nancy grace joins us live. >>> and you're looking at the memorial site where little caylee's body was found. so many people flocking here to remember the little girl who disappeared more than three years ago. the little girl who never saw her third birthday. for most of these last three years her mother was the prime suspect in her death, but yesterday the jury here in orlando found her not guilty. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos here in orlando. >> and i'm elizabeth vargas here in new york sitting in for robin and, george, emotions are running so high. the trial riveted the nation and casey anthony's parents left the courtroom as soon as the verdict was announced but what do they really think? we will talk to the attorney for george and cindy anthony in just a few
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Jul 17, 2011 8:00am EDT
. we'll get back to the b b breaking news this morning. the big question in the casey anthony case, can she cash in, make hundreds of thousands of dollars with books, movies and appearances now that she is a program come? it has happened before. >> and the new god squad debuts. a priest and rap byes give us their take on the top stories of the week. >> and hot date. mila kunis, accepted an offer to go out with a marine. justin timberlake gives his response to the same response from a female marine. see what he said coming up. vo: transformers are back... ...and so is the bacon cheddar ranch tendercrisp at burger king. crispy bacon, rich cheddar cheese and creamy ranch dressing. not even the end of the world will make you put it down. get it before it's gone. and see "transformers: dark of the moon" now in theaters. a bododat rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay
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Jul 11, 2011 2:05am EDT
by the way. >> i'm happy to hear about that. that is a big fella, that little guy. >> mom deserves all the rest and support she can get. >> whatever she wants to eat or drink too, by the way. >> yeah, put your feet up. >> after that, really. got a lot of hair, too. handsome little tyke. we'll be back with more worlds now now. let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying .up to thousands of dollars... out of your own pocket. these are the only medicare supplement insurance plans... exclusively endorsed by aarp. when you call now, you'll get this free information kit... with all you need to enroll. put their trust in aarp p medicare supplement in
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Jul 6, 2011 12:00am EDT
will move on now to the next big sensation, but the anthony family, father, mother, daughter, son and a granddaughter lost, what can the future hold for them? >> i don't know how the anthony family will ever recover from that, because what you hope is that people don't think, well, because they found her not guilty, her father must be guilty, her brother must be guilty. i don't know how you say to someone, i'm sorry i accused you of sexually abusing me. >> reporter: the jury has spoken. >> not guilty. >> reporter: but there is so much left unsaid. and it's a remarkable night witt all the angles to bring you from this trial and the stunning verdict. next up in this special hour-long edition of "nightline," sentencing for casey anthony is on thursday. does today's verdict mean that she's about to be a free woman? ♪ [ female announcer ] everybody loves that cushiony feeling. uh oh. i gotta go. [ female announcer ] and with charmin ultra soft, you can get that same cushiony feeling you love while still using less. charmin ultra soft has extra cushions that are soft and more absorben
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Jul 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
increases on the table. if it comes together it would affect every single american. >> big news. we'll get to that. >>> right away to what's happening for casey anthony. she could go free this morning. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando, florida, where she's been tracking every development in the case. good morning to you, ashleigh. >> reporter: hi, elizabeth. of course, 9:00 this morning we'll find out if she stays in jail or walks free. i have news to make for you, as well. she may have a brand-new chapter of legal troubles. the state is going after her for the cost of all that investigative work and the people who searched for her are thinking of suing her for $112,000, as well. all of this while casey was served with a subpoena in jail to appear at a law office in that civil suit against her by that nanny's name who she co-opted but first we have to find out if she's even going to be out of jail. it's casey anthony's 997th day in jail, but it could be one of her last. crowds are expected to flood the protest zone set up at the courthouse. but some were lucky enough to get ticks insi
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am EDT
: and you have a enough. >> yes. the big one also go faster but we will have crabs for anyone who needs them. >> reporter: everybody likes beer with the crabs but you are doing something special this weekend. the alcohol tax goes into effect today, but are they going to see -- are you going to jack up the prices. >> not for this weekend. we will do everything we can for people to have a good time. >> reporter: wonderful. and you guys use maryland crabs you say those are the best? >> they are the best and we have our own boats to catch our own crabs and buy from a few other guys that work the water and keep things fresh. >> reporter: okay. wonderful. i know they are hot do you have a glove around here? >> i could snag one. >> reporter: okay. there's an art to opening these two. we will get to that in the next hit. >> sound great. look forward to it. >> reporter: you got to keep it special. that's a butte. thanks so much for that. in 30 minutes we will come back and he will show us how to open up the crabs so you can get every bit of the meat and he joy them. there's plenty e says you can call
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Jul 6, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. >> this is basically big brother. >> violence shuts down the parkway. tonight we want to know if this is a message to stop taking pictures. >>> another child will go missing. we talk to the people who want it to stop. >>> if you lost 20, 40, 100 pounds would you enter a beauty contest? one did, her prize wasn't just the smaller size. the news starts right now. >>> an attack on a speed camera operator or an act of civil disobedience? either way it shut down a lieway for much of the afternoon. police are still looking for the man who tapped on the vehicle with shot gun and then smashed out the wind shield with a hammer. people who don't like the cameras aren't defending the man flight. >> reporter: no. i spoke with the state senator, she voted against the speed camera when it was approved in 2009. she said she doesn't agree with the violence but said she can understand it. you can see the broken glass on the wind shield of the vehicle that was parked near the 195. police say a man walked out of the wood s with a gun and hammer. he tapped on the window and then he struck the wind shield with the ham
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Jul 12, 2011 2:35am EDT
felt on main street. >> reporter: to go big or not to go big? that is the question when it comes to raising the nation's debt limit. and after another meeting at the white house, the president and congress appear no closer to a deal. if the president and congress fail t tagree to raise the nation's debt limit, the forecasts sound almost apocalyptic. >> stock prices are going to fall, bond prices are going to fall, you're going to notice on when you logon to your 401(k). >> reporter: already family businesses like the feinbergs' bathroom fixtures company in ft. lauderdale, florida, have taken down the help wanted sign, waiting to hear if the u.s. government becomes a deadbeat. >> we want to hire employees. we want to grow our business. we want to spend money doing advertising. so it's just difficult. >> reporter: a new u.s. chamber of commerce survey says two-thirds of america's small businesses have no plans to hire in the coming year. >> everyone's scared. no one's going to make a move. >> reporter: yet after another white house meeting, it was another day without an agreement t
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Jul 22, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >>> halfway there. nfl owners proudly approve a new ten-year deal but what about the players? big developments overnight. >>> and partying like it's 1849. mines re-open in california's gold country as s ld prices soar. >>> good morning to you. baked and broiled just about everywhere. today mother nature turns up the heat on the east coast. >> new york is bracing for scattered power outages. philadelphia has even closed summer school. >> the northeast is the latest to endure peak temperatures from the heat wave forcing man and beast to copeeowever they can. here's karen travers. >> reporter: from the midwest to the east coast people are debt separate for relief from the scorching temperatures. city officials have even set up mobile water fountains to help people cool f. thisiseat wave is massive smothering 1 million square miles across the nation. already nearly two dozen deaths have been blamed on the blistering heat. some hospitals are seeing four times the number of heat-related cases. >> they're coming in feeling weak, tired, nauseating, some vomiting, some with heatstroke are coming in wit
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Jul 1, 2011 7:00am EDT
of casey anthony's defense, that was the big question. would she take the stand? the jury hear from perhaps the only person who knows what happened to her daughter. >> you understand that your decision to testify or not testify is solely your decision and your decision alone? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: but first one last critical witness for the defense. crystal holloway, the woman who claimed she had a brief affair with casey's father. >> was this an intimate relationship? >> yes. >> reporter: george anthony admits they were friends but denies they were anything more and he also denies what has become the cornerstone of the defense, that he, caylee's grandfather, knew this was not a murder at all. >> he had said it was an accident that snowballed out of control but i was in shock. >> reporter: the defense claims caylee died in a swimming pool accident and granddad george helped dispose of the body the same way he buried household pets over the years. >> when you found out that your granddaughter was found with a blanket and with a plastic bag and with duct tape, did you tele law enforcement
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Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
appearancee yesterday the big question is can he hold on to his company? abc's jeffrey kofman is in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a frail rupert murdoch and his defiant son tried to save the family empire but a report released this morning accuses their company of deliberately trying to block an investigation. not good news for rupert murdoch or the prime minister here. the murdochs and their empire are not out of trouble yet. far from it. the report released this morning finds their company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation into the "news of the world" widespread phone hacking and police bribery. this morning it is the prime minister's turn in the hot seat. at this moment he is the focus of an emergency session of parliament. trying to contain the scandal that has led to calls for his resignation. >> people desperately want us to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthy relationship between politicians and media owners. >> reporter: this follows a carefully rehearsed e
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Jul 6, 2011 5:30pm EDT
the best deal you can tomorrow. >>> facebook made a big announcement. on the heels of the google's social network. facebook is rolling out video calls. they're also launching a group chat feature. users can create group chats. facebook now has 750 million users and they share 4 billion things suchs a photos and links on the status update each day. >>> this is the neatest thing i've seen. vending machines aren't just for drinks and snacks. facebook is filling them with computer accessories. here's one of the computer vending machines. >> this is frictionless it. an employer needs something and they take the badge and they badge in. they have everything that they need. they have power supplies and key boards. >> facebook says they're cost effective by keeping better track of the supplies. the employees swipe badges and get what they need. the company hopes to eliminate supply cabinets by the end of the year. >>> the bw parkway is open tonight. it was shutdown for four hours. we have a bizarre attack near 195. a man armed with a shotgun beat at a mobile speed camera. the operator was inside.
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Jul 13, 2011 2:35am EDT
bunch" in 1969. critics hated the show but viewers still love it even to this day. the reruns are a big hit. decades later on cable tv. >> a classic moment. >> i hate to laugh at that but it really was. marcia, marcia, marcia! >> these shows did illuminate these struggles teenagers had, albeit in this semi-perfect way. sherwood schwartz died yesterday of intestinal infection, he was 94 years old. >> what a career. he definitely gave a lot of us a lot of joy watching those shows. i think a lot of people consider florence henderson to be america's mom, mrs. brady. >> the characters wind gilligan's island, we talked about how it was a social microcosm, looking at how people of different backgrounds had to get together to figure things out. i would consider myself the professor. >> you would be the perfect professor. >> i think you'd be ginger. >> are you a ginger or a marianne? everybody knows what that vernacular means. >>> take a look at your forecast here now. heat advisories from texas and across much of the southeast. thunderstorms in new orleans, montgomery, and miami. hail and 80 mi
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Jul 19, 2011 4:00am EDT
but they are calling to see if the 32-year-old girlfriend's death is suspicious. >>> we know texting and driving a big no-no but the city of philadelphia is stepping up its crackdown on pedestrians who can't take their eyes off their phones. the city outlawed texting and walking back in may but starting next month officers plan to hand out more tickets and will cost offenders 120 bucks a pop. >>> a warm, appreciative homecoming for the u.s. team. they arrived in new york yesterday. we'll have more from the team in a few minutes and also several members are live this morning on "good morning america." great to see them home. they did a wonderful job.b. >>> turning now to some of last night's baseball action, we get the highlights from espn news. >>> good morning, i'm don bell with your espn news update. big night on the diamond. tick wakefield and the red sox taking on the orioles. orioles down fifth. nolan doubles out. two lungs will score. orioles up 7-6. a wild afafrment a lot of runs scored. tied at 10. bases loads. pedroia to right. we can make it if we dry. scutero scored and pedroia's 16-game hi
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Jul 5, 2011 11:35pm EDT
so big that the entire community could hear the trial. now, is it wrong for us as citizens to look at your jury system, to look at cases, to discuss them to be passionate, to care? the day that it is unethical to care about the murder of a 2-year-old little girl who ends up duct taped and thrown into a swamp is the day that i, too, will retire and rue the justice system. >> nancy grace, passionate, as always. thank you for being with us. >>> and up next, the scene outside the courthouse here was one of shock. people angry, really, at this verdict. we'll tell you about that next. depression is a serious medical condition. i feel like i have to wiwi myself up to deal with the sadness, the loss of interest, the lack of energy. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor about pristiq®, a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain, serotonin and norepinephrine. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can in
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Jul 6, 2011 11:35pm EDT
's as big as you can get. someone else's life in your hands. so, it's -- if they want to charge and they want me to take someone's life, they have to prove it. you have to prove it or else i'm a murderer, too, and i'm not any better. >> a juror speaks. well, just ahead, our own barbara walters interviews casey anthony's defense attorney, jose baez. does he really believe in her innocence? on a top secret project. it was a challenge that nobody had undertaken before. and we didn't know whether we could do it. when kennedy announced we're going to go to the moon, that was a thrilling proposition. they said, if you could start a computer over from scratch, what would you do? i thought, wow, this could really change things. if you have time for a story, i'll tell you why. naturals from delicious, real ingredients with no artificial flavors or preservatives. naturals from puria cat chow. share a better life. before i started taking abilify, i was taking an antidepressant alone. most days i could put on a brave face and muddle through. but other days i still struggled with my depressi
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Jul 7, 2011 11:00pm EDT
from police about steps that can make a big difference. those stories and more coming up in 60 seconds. >>> in south carolina mom is having her little girl a little tighter at this hour. the two -year-old was inside her mom apogee when she and her boyfriend stopped at her aunts house. they left the jeep running in the driveway while they ran inside and once inside the house, she looked outside to see two meant opening the doors. she ran outside and the man -- men held a gun and ordering back into the house. >> i panicked. i did not know what they would do to my child. she cannot speak for herself. >> the car took off with her inside. about two hours later, just as police were getting ready to issue an amber alert, it was discovered with the toddler inside at a nearby school. the thieves took a cell phone and rent money, but left her unhurt. >>> there have been no justice for caylee. >> news of casey anthony's release was read, so did the protest. they were angry that the jurors acquitted her of charges. a handful of supporters gathered and one man that said, will you marry me? one rest
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00am EDT
. than we go into saturday -- saturday and then you see a big smile because we are looking pretty good going into saturday and sunday. early saturday morning we could have residual rain. but then we will gradually clear out. nicely going throughout the day and end up with plenty of sunshine that will linger as we go into sunday. once again for today, the temperature coming in right around 86 degrees. the showers and thunderstorms a flash flood watch through the evening and then by tonight, that temperature right around 69 degrees. still more of the say, very soupy, very humid outside and then tomorrow, that temperature coming in right around 88 degrees. and again they are at a.m. showers i am talking about as possible. so it's not a guaranteed thing. and then that gradual clearing is guaranteed as we go throughout the day. here's the 7-day forecast. i know you like it. saturday, nice and dry, 88 degrees. 90 going into sunday and the key there is the fact that we will be less humid going throughout the weekend. as we go into next week, though, the showers and thunderstorms return and it
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Jul 8, 2011 4:30am EDT
a big issue this morning. but there's another pressing problem facing nasa as well. >>> here, thunderstorms didn't stop overnight. some of the damage done. power outages have been reported in some areas. some people dealing with hours and days of cleanup ahead. >> yeah. the wind and -- winds and tremendous rain and made for a great light show and thunder. >> lynette charles has been tracking the storm right now. but we begin team coming in halethorpe with linda so with the latest on the storm damage. we will see how the weather is going with lynette. >> we are not dealing with any showers or thunderstorms. they will were -- they why overnight but we will deal with that throughout the remainder of the day. some of the showers and thunderstorms could be on the severe side. we have a flash flood wash in effect and that's until this evening. it's not going to be as hot today but we are going to be very sultry and humid. the showers and thunderstorms are likely today. not possible, but likely. and then we dry out going into the weekend. here's maryland's most powerful radar and th
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00am EDT
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